Seward junior Jaxson Simmerman is the sixth Nebraskan in the 2020 class to commit this fall to a Division I baseball program.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound catcher announced his commitment to UNO on Monday.

"It felt right. I went on two visits to UNO and both times I felt at home," Simmerman said. "Coach (Evan) Porter played there and he wants guys that fit the culture."

In 16 games last season, Simmerman had a .389 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage behind the plate. The Mavericks plan to use him as a catcher.

"I am more of a defensive-minded catcher right now," Simmerman said. "I am trying to improve my offensive game and that is something UNO thinks I can get better at also."

Simmerman chose UNO over an offer from Fairleigh Dickinson, where he visited last week. He had also been in regular contact with Ball State, Memphis and Arkansas State. He visited Arkansas State last winter.

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